Did David Bowie really invent Connect Four? Or did our listener completely make this up? Find out in the latest edition of The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week.
All of the answers in this round contain the name of a room, piece of furniture or item that is commonly found in a house. So don't forget your loofa for the bridal shower.
"Acting Associate Administrator for Administration for the Maritime Administration" is a fake government job, right? Well, try fitting these titles on a business card, because some are actually real.
A word that has no repeating letters is an "isogram," which itself is an isogram. Confused? If you're a Francophiles or a lycanthrope, you can guess the twelve-letter isograms we're looking for.
It's before 5pm somewhere: why drink a cocktail when you can enjoy a nice, cold mock-tail? In this musical game for the under-21 set, famous songs about boozy drinks have been rewritten as zero proof.
In this game, guess two rhyming movie titles from descriptions of their combined plots. It's really just an excuse for us to talk about White Men Can't Jump and Forrest Gump in the same sentence.
Tony the Tiger thinks everything is "grrrreat!" as long as it begins with the letters "g-r." Show your grrreatness in this game, where all answers are grrrroovy things that Tony would enjoy.
Ander Monson's new essay collection is a thoughtful, original celebration of libraries; more than just buildings full of books, they're a living exchange of ideas and a way for people to connect.
The actor talks about his role on The Walking Dead, and shares his real-life immigrant story. The hit drama returns to AMC this weekend.
News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."
It's true that Fresh Off The Boat is the rare story about an Asian-American family. But it's equally important to note that it's a funny and warm comedy with a lot of promise.
The new AMC show is about public defender Jimmy McGill, who adopts a sleazy new persona as Saul Goodman. The show has the same tight plots, rich characters and delicious twists as its parent series.
You can graduate college knowing how to build a rocket, but not how to fry an egg. With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford is launching a cooking program that aims to change that.
"Consider yourself warned," Gaiman says in his introduction. Many of these stories end badly for the people in them. But for the reader, Trigger Warning is a haunted, bloody, twisted pleasure.
David Treuer's story of death and discord on an Indian reservation could have blundered into melodrama. Instead, the book dodges this fate by retracing its steps, revealing new depths each time.
ABC will break an important boundary in television Wednesday night with the debut of Fresh Off the Boat. It's the first network sitcom in two decades to star an Asian-American family.
The American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., has gathered the work of artists who paint, photograph and sculpt winged creatures — underscoring their endangered existence and exquisite beauty.
The publisher Harper is releasing a new book by Harper in July — Harper Lee that is. It's a follow-up to To Kill A Mockingbird, though it was actually written first.
Kelly Link says the stories in her new collection Get in Trouble employ "night time logic." It's not quite dream logic, she tells NPR — nonsensical, but it has "a kind of emotional truth to it."
In his latest book, neuroscientist David Linden explains the science of touch. He tells Fresh Air how pain protects, why fingertips are so sensitive and why you can't read Braille with your genitals.